We all wish our Craftsman tools were still "Made-In-USA" but they're not and probably never will be again. Most of these reviews are a few years old. If you order this set, you will not get USA wrenches, you will get the China set. I have a new old stock USA set of these wrenches. They're selling on **** for crazy money so I don't want to use them. I ordered this set to use. The truth is, these Chinese wrenches are just as good or maybe even better than my USA set.
It took me about 10 seconds to see that these are garbage upon opening the package. I unfortunately received a set made in CHINA versus one from the USA. Versus a legitimate Craftsman set made in the USA, which are forged steel, the CHINESE set I received literally looks like it was made of cast iron. The finish is terrible, the open and closed ends have a pathetic fitment on their respective sized fasteners, markings are partially imprinted, the edges where you put your hand are sharp enough slice you open, and the list goes on. Do yourself a favor and completely avoid these. You can get a better wrench set at HF and pay 1/4 of the price. The sad thing is that you come to Sears and buy Craftsman is to get better quality than something from HF, but what you may get is something made in CHINA for 4x the price of HF but with the same or worse quality. Sears when you ship Craftsman's manufacturing oversea and use unskilled Chinese labor this is the result. Bad form Sears...
Sometimes you just need a 6 point wrench.
These wrenches are the kind of garbage you loan a neighbor and never expected to be returned do yourself a favor and buy a set of Urrea wrenches for 75 dollars and be done with it the Craftsman wrenches are worth no more than 30 dollars for the whole set
Craftsman wrenches are the best quality and value for your dollar. Highly recommend these wrenches. For $55 you can’t beat the sale price. Lifetime warranty as well. I trust the experience and dependability of craftsman tools.
Having bought two U.S.A. made 12 pt sets, I have a good reference for comparison. I also bought a made in China large size set. I will say that the Chinese quality is improving with the areas that are not smooth to be cleaner and less indentations. Compared to the USA counterparts, there is little difference here. I always had imperfections there and amount seemed similar. The Chinese set is slightly heavier but is not significant enough to really notice unless you weighed them side by side. The finish is similar but Chinese versions appear brighter. Both open end designs are nearly the same. No lobster claw. I agree with Thesearemytoys review that the stamp imprint are partial on the claw on about 20 percent of the wrenches but still legible. However I don’t have his issue with the sharpness of the edges. My set is consistent with prior U.S.A. manufacturing standards which are edgy but not enough to cut you. I believe the VV maker was worst and best was the V^ who rounded the edges, unfortunately I do not have a complete set. The China set is closer to the VV set. The only real negative is the box end offset is formed closer to the handle as the sizes get small. I noticed even the USA sets had this design but only on a few sizes. I don’t this is a bad issue but it doesn’t look great. Usually the smaller nuts and bolts are within a larger component that was attached with larger fasteners. It’s more important that the larger wrenches have offsets at the box end to get the component out. I don’t think this is enough to take a star off.